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The magic of finding flow and dropping struggle in parenthood

I'm done with pushing. I don't like it, I don't want it, you can have it back thank you very much. I'm talking about the energetic pushing. (Not the physical pushing - though definitely not into that at all!) The powering through, or powering over, a situation. Not my jam anymore. The results of this … Continue reading The magic of finding flow and dropping struggle in parenthood

Alert, alert: off-the-chart parental stress detected. Seek Peanut Butter immediately.

Imagine a parental stress continuum. At one end is the mythical and totally unatainable smiling happy family lounging on a white couch.  At the other end: stress-eating peanut butter out of the jar at midnight.

Inquiring minds want to know

Just a few of the questions being asked lately by the resident 4-year old : Do grasshoppers have ears? (Yes, on their legs apparently, according to my husband-scientist) Why don't they play more Queen Beyoncé on the radio? (I hear you and I have no answers to this) What is God? (WHERE DID THIS COME FROM...ASK ME … Continue reading Inquiring minds want to know

(People seriously hate this place?)

I'm currently sitting by myself reading a Sunday NYT and drinking iced coffee. There is free wi-fi and all the children here belong to other people. It's air-conditioned and there is an endless supply of twizzlers and US Weekly mags. What is this heaven I speak of? Why, I'm at my regional airport, about to … Continue reading (People seriously hate this place?)

How to Plan a Party for your dad (according to the 4-year old)

Rush home from pre-school, grab your mother and pull her into her bedroom. Dogs are allowed to stay. Dads are not! Get on the bed and lay down on a pillow, telling your mother in a conspiring tone, "we need to lay here to talk about SURPRISING* DADDY!" Cross your adorable little feet. Watch your … Continue reading How to Plan a Party for your dad (according to the 4-year old)